3D Paper Christmas Tree – All steps

Turn piece of paper into this adorable decoration!
I love paper almost as much as I love wool. There are so many inspirations around us that we can use in the most creative way possible. Since Christmas is coming, the natural urge for me was to make some paper ornaments for our house. I bet you’ll love this simple 3D Christmas Tree. We would like to show you how to make it step by step, just as I did!

We decided to make the instructions simpler with just three cuts to make 24 twigs, but you can upgrade it with four or even five cuts if you need it to be 'fluffier'. Also don’t hesitate to use different colors and sizes of paper. The only thing you need to remember is that the base for each tree must be SQUARE!

Watch the video if you prefer or use our picture instructions to complete this awesome, DIY winter project. Share your 3D trees under this post, comment, ask questions and suggest different solutions on how to decorate them.

Check out our other paper crafts like this beautiful 3D Paper Snowflake or amazing Square Pillow Gift Box made with an old CD and paper!

What you need:

Tools:

  • Scissors

Supplies / ingredients:

  • A piece of A4/US Letter paper
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You’ll need: A piece of A4/US Letter paper and scissors.

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Fold it diagonally to make another bending line.

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Grab the upper right corner and fold along the line as shown. Then cut the rectangular strip off.

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Turn the paper, fold it evenly and thoroughly in half, as shown.

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This is how our square should look!

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Grab the two opposite corners, pull them together, making it flat at the same time. The harder you press the paper, the easier it will be to complete your tree.

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Now bend two triangles to the inside as shown, and then repeat on the other side.

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When it begins to looks like a little “kite,” cut the lower portion off!

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Open the first triangle and press its edge to the inside, do the same thing with the remaining three triangles.

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At this stage, you should be able to count four triangles on one side and four on the other.

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Note the three cutting lines! They are 1 cm / 1/2” long, and the space between them is about 2 cm/ 3/4″. Use a pencil and a ruler to draw lines for you to trace if you prefer.

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Carefully cut through all 4 triangles, making sure not to cut through the center folding line! Do it on both sides of a tree.

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Now fold the 24 “twigs”!

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Let’s do it exactly as the lines show, starting from the right triangle, turning them all like book pages.

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After you fold first 12 twigs, turn the tree to the other side and do the same with remaining 12 twigs.

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Tada! Your Christmas tree is ready!

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Spread out all of the branches evenly and use your 3D Paper Christmas Tree as a perfect Christmas or bedside table decoration. It will also look beautiful hanging by the window or on a real tree.

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You are probably wondering if you can make the same tree but in a smaller or bigger size!? Of course, you can! Just remember to use a square as a base to each tree!

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We hope that our instructions led you to complete your Christmas tree or even a couple of them. Show us the results of your work on our website. Don’t forget to give us a thumbs up under the video and subscribe to our channel for more awesome crafts!

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